I’m back with yet another review for you guys. This time we’re taking a look at WPpreset, which was submitted to us just a few days ago. We’ve covered other systematic installation options before so don’t be surprised when we start comparing WPpreset to another option that got both a positive review and feedback about a month ago, WProller.
WPpreset prides itself on the time it can save you on your multiple installs and setups of WordPress. In fact their demo video shows you how to set up a WordPress install with all of your preferred plugins and such in only 45 seconds. Anyway you slice it, that’s pretty quick.
The issue is that to get to this point, where you are actually ready to use WPpreset, you have to do a number of things that aren’t as fast:
- Favorite all of your plugins on WordPress.org
- Pick your preferred categories, tags, pages, etc on WPpreset’s site
- Install WordPress
- Install the actual WPpreset plugin
- Get your API key from the WPpreset site.
Then and only then can you take advantage of what WPpreset offers. So you can see that you don’t get to the actual time saving until you’ve already installed WordPress. Now just to be clear, you only have to do steps one and two once, that is, until you decide that you want to change your preferences.
WProller on the other hand lets you roll your own WordPress install zip file. Here is their process:
- Pick your preferred WordPress version
- Choose your language
- Pick your plugins
- Pick your themes
It cranks out a custom zip file for you to install. As an added bonus if you register with WProller you can upload your own plugins and themes, if they are not already in the WProller database, and save multiple custom zip files for your different types of installs.
So instead of having to install a plugin on every new install of WordPress just to save some time setting up that install, you can roll your own custom zip install once, use that as much as you need and really save yourself some time over the long haul. Also, WPpreset has a cost attached with it, $4.99/month or $49.99/year. WProller, on the other hand, is free.
Here’s the bottom line for me, WProller will wind up saving me more time, has significantly fewer steps per install and is free of charge. It’s the clear winner.